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As L.A. Proposes $10 Million Defense Fund For Immigrants, Leaders In Washington State Declare “Hate-Free State”

Leaders continue to speak out in defense of their immigrant neighbors and against the divisive rhetoric of Donald Trump, adding to the growing list of states, counties, and leaders pledging to take significant steps to protect undocumented communities. In Los Angeles, officials have proposed a bold, $10 million dollar plan to help provide legal assistance to undocumented … Continue reading »

Thousands Rally In Solidarity With Immigrants On International Migrants Day

Thousands of marchers in cities across the country rallied in solidarity with their immigrant neighbors this past Sunday, International Migrants Day. Two of the day’s biggest marches occurred in California and New York, two states that have taken the lead in pledging to stick up for immigrants in the face of a promised crackdown under … Continue reading »

ICYMI: NY Times Editorial on Importance of State and Local Efforts to “Welcome and Support Immigrants”

A just-published New York Times editorial, “Proud to Be a Sanctuary City,” offers a strong defense of states and localities that are pledging to stick up for immigrants in the face of a promised crackdown under a Trump Administration.  The editorial, which includes a link to David Leopold’s recent Medium post that explains how and why so-called “sanctuary cities” remain in compliance with … Continue reading »

Tech Employees and More City Leaders Stand Up for Immigrants

A diverse mix of voices across the country continue to speak out in support of immigrants, and pledge to fight a Trump Administration mass deportation push. Among the new developments include a sign-on letter from technology company employees; continued leadership from city leaders in Houston and New Haven; and a burgeoning effort to increase immigrants’ access … Continue reading »

Growing Number of States, Cities, and Colleges Speaking Up on Behalf of Immigrants

A growing number of states, cities, and colleges continue to step up on behalf of their immigrant constituents, pledging resistance against Donald Trump’s deportation vision and speaking out about the contributions immigrants make in their communities. Among the latest developments: The Indianapolis Star highlights how Indiana colleges and universities are speaking out on behalf of Dreamers and DACAmented students: … Continue reading »

ICYMI: David Leopold: “Don’t Let Trump Fool You, Sanctuary Cities Are Following The Immigration Law”

Following Donald Trump’s election and his nearly two-year tirade against immigrants, cities, counties, and communities nationwide have vowed to protect their immigrant residents. This rigid dichotomy between the public’s support for immigrants and Trump’s mass deportation plan has resurfaced the debate over Sanctuary Cities or Welcoming Communities. In a new Medium piece, David Leopold, an immigration lawyer and former president … Continue reading »

California Again a National Leader on Immigration

New legislation in CA would stand up to Trump’s deportation vision and promote alternative vision of America that recognizes value of immigrants Yesterday, California lawmakers unveiled a sweeping set of pro-immigrant policies designed to combat Trump’s deportation plans and stand up for an alternative vision of America that recognizes the value of immigrants and immigrant … Continue reading »

Growing Number of States, Cities, Colleges, and Churches Vow to Protect Immigrants, Resist Trump Deportation Agenda

A growing number of states, cities, colleges, and faith communities are pledging to defend immigrant residents of their communities and rising up to say ‘no’ to Donald Trump’s deportation agenda. The strength, focus and breadth of this growing resistance promises to be an important bulwark for the effort to defend immigrant workers and families during … Continue reading »

Mayor Jackson, Councilman Reed Correct to Put Public Safety Over Trump’s Political Agenda & Tearing Families Apart

Local leaders: Our police force is not a tool to be militarized by federal government. Cleveland will not become breeding ground for hatred and fear In an interview with WKYC, Mayor Frank Jackson declared that the City of Cleveland will not help the President-elect carry out his pledge of mass deportation.  Jackson said: “We are not an arm of the … Continue reading »

Local Leaders Across the Country Pledge to Protect Undocumented Immigrants

Local leaders from nearly 30 states have now affirmed or are reaffirming commitments to help protect their undocumented immigrant neighbors from Donald Trump’s destructive deportation proposals. Mayors, police chiefs, faith leaders, and the heads of large universities and private institutions are pledging to defend immigrant residents of their communities and explaining why these immigrants are … Continue reading »